Monday, July 03, 2006

C.O.D. is D.O.N.E.

First draft of Convergence of Destiny complete.
Total writing time: About 8 weeks.
Favorite parts: the demon fight in the kitchen, and the 20 page love scene.

Next steps:
Complete the first draft revisions tomorrow (about 4 hours of work),
Print last part of book, get to crit partners by end of the week.
Start the detailed scene outlines for the next two books in the series: Illusion of Destiny and Hidden Destiny

Some authors do soundtracks now. I'm into music, so I decided to try it as a different conceptual framework for the books. This isn’t so much a soundtrack as a representation of characters and elements through sound.

Gideon: The Sentinel by Judas Priest.

Meg: Magic, by Olivia Newton John. (Wow. Talk about worlds colliding.)

Romantic plot: Lips Like Sugar (sugar kisses) by Echo and the Bunnymen.

Paranormal/Suspense plot: Electric Eye by Judas Priest

Action Scenes: Screaming for Vengeance by Judas Priest

Love Scenes: Satisfaction Guaranteed by The Firm
(I’m thinking this it the Judas Priest book)

Mad Jack:(the crazed, damned sorcerer, betrayed by the Gods he served and the woman he loved, destined to take the fall one last time): Highway to Hell by ACDC

Kara Leith: (the squire seeking the fast track to knighthood, destined to discover the difference between truth and spin, fate and fortune, lies and love): I Rule the Ruins by Warlock

Romantic plot: Nightfall by Halford

Paranormal/Suspense plot: Enter the Sandman by Metallica

Action Scenes: Let the Bodies Hit the Floor (not sure of the title) by Drowning Pool

Love Scenes: Affair of the Heart by Rick Springfield

It’s the September book, and number three, so a little less evolved.

Eric Reichart: Secret Agent Man by Johnny Rivers

Jessica Harding: Holding out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler

Romantic Plot: Head On (By the Pixies, but in this case, the Jesus and Mary Chain version)

Paranormal/Suspense plot: Mad World by Tears for Fears

Action Scenes: Break Someting by Limp Bizkit

Love Scenes: Because the Night by The Patti Smith Group

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